Ice Cream Company & Grill is a local icon in Modesto. First opened in 1979, the offerings have since expanded to include the addition of rotating vegan flavors, but the ice cream is still handmade in small batches. The Ice Cream Company is also a non-profit called “Enrich & Employ”, training those with barriers to employment. They train in a working restaurant for real-world experience. Their clients include; those with disabilities, people learning English, and those who have been through recovery.

I’m thankful for you I am thankful for everyone who chose to keep cruelty off their plate yesterday, and for those who are doing their best everyday on their journey to veg. In years past as the only vegan at the table, I made holiday dishes for myself and family members to try. This is […]

The new year is approaching and with it comes our annual resolutions to do, and be better. Why not tick all the boxes of a New Year’s resolution in one fell swoop, and try going Veg in 2021? Whether you are a current vegan looking for inspiration, a plant-curious omnivore who is looking to make […]

Happy Birthday to ME! Today I turn 32! According to my bestie this is how old Lorelei Gilmore was in Season 1 of “Gilmore Girls” and to that I say “Wow, I need to get my act together!” To celebrate I asked Susanne of The Vegan Hack to whip up an INCREDIBLE vegan cake recipe […]

If you’re looking to end your weekend on high vibrations, the Second Sunday Brunch at Bauhaus is the place to be. Intimate, with live music, outdoor seating, and sweet and savory brunch options, even for us vegans! When it is not the second Sunday of the month, Bauhaus is a Tapas Bar. Wednesday-Saturday you will […]

Wednesdays are the new Meatless Monday because Urbano is serving up an exclusively vegan menu for one night a week, right here in Modesto. I attended this week’s Vegan Night at Urbano California Bistro and was blown away by the menu’s attention to detail. It is a healthy take on the vegan lifestyle, with plant-forward […]

This weekend I attended my second Pilates Brunch Club of the year. It was held at Blaker Brewing in Ceres, California, just behind my old high school! 2022’s PBC includes vegan options for brunch and alcohol-free beverages if that’s your jam. I opted for beer, as Blaker has many vegan-friendly brew options and I arrived […]

Yesterday was my birthday! Yep, I’m an Aries. To celebrate, we ate locally for dinner and I ordered a gluten-free and vegan birthday cake from Boho Buttercream. When I placed my order I asked for a vegan and pink cake, but left the design and flavor combo up to Boho Buttercream’s chef Anya. I was […]

Happy New Year! I rang in the first day of 2022, with a personal “Hangover Plate” and dessert to share from VEATS. If you aren’t familiar, VEATS is a local vegan catering and food service located here in the 209! VEATS stands for “Vegan Eats And Treats from the Streets”, and they are on a […]

Happy Tamaledays! ‘Tis the season for tamales, and we have a Valley vendor who dishes up handmade vegan tamales, made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients! Oaxacan Tamales is both the vendor’s name, as well as a type of tamal reigning from Oaxaca, a state within the southwest of Mexico. The Valley’s Oaxacan Tamales is […]